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Aztecs’ Joe Tyler improves to 10-4 in singles with victory in No. 1 spot


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February 12, 2022 (San Luis Obispo) - The San Diego State dropped its third straight match on Saturday after falling to Loyola Marymount, 4-1, in a neutral-site clash at Mustang Tennis Complex on the campus of Cal Poly.

With the loss, the Aztecs slip to 2-4 overall, while the Lions snapped a five-match losing streak, upping their record to 2-5 on the season.


Playing his first dual for the Scarlet and Black at the No. 1 singles position, senior Joe Tyler kept his unblemished spring record intact at 4-0 with a 7-5, 6-2 triumph over Dane Esses, improving to 10-4 overall.


However, the remainder of the SDSU contingent came up empty in the three other completed singles encounters, as LMU secured the victory.


Jules Auffray was unable to solve Daniel Moreno, dropping a 6-3, 6-2 decision in the No. 5 position, while Judson Blair experienced a similar fate in the sixth slot to Toky Ranaivo, 6-3, 6-3. Moments later, Alexander Mandma was upended in the fourth spot by Arthur Pantino in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.


Johannes Seeman was the only other Aztec player to win a set on Saturday, tying his engagement with John Bryan Otico in the No. 2 spot, 3-6, 6-3, before the contest was abandoned early in the third set with the SDSU sophomore trailing 1-0.


In addition, Victor Castro found himself on the wrong side of 5-4 score in the second set against Jose Dominguez Alonso when his match was suspended as well. Earlier,the Aztec junior dropped a tight opening set, 6-4.


The doubles round wasn’t kind to the Scarlet and Black, either, as LMU captured both finished matches. Mandma and Seeman were dealt a 6-2 defeat by Dominguez Alonso and Ranaivo on the No. 2 court, while Castro and Tyler were edged by Moreno and Charles Roberts at the top of the ladder, 6-4. 


San Diego State will remain on the Central Coast for a Sunday showdown with Cal Poly on Feb. 13, starting at 11 a.m. PT. A link to live results will be available on


Loyola Marymount 4, San Diego State 1

Mustang Tennis Complex—San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Feb. 12, 2022



1. Daniel Moreno/Charles Roberts (LMU) def. Victor Castro/Joe Tyler (SDSU) 6-4

2. Jose Dominguez Alonso/Toky Ranaivo (LMU) def. Alexander Mandma/Johannes Seeman (SDSU) 6-2

3. John Bryan Otico/Arthur Pantino (LMU) def. Jules Auffray/Judson Blair (SDSU) DNF


Order of finish: 2, 1

LMU wins doubles point



1. Joe Tyler (SDSU) def. Dane Esses (LMU) 7-5, 6-2

2. John Bryan Otico (LMU) vs. Johannes Seeman (SDSU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 DNF

3. Jose Dominguez Alonso (LMU) vs. Victor Castro (SDSU) 6-4, 5-4 DNF

4. Arthur Pantino (LMU) def. Alexander Mandma (SDSU) 6-3, 6-4

5. Daniel Moreno (LMU) def. Jules Auffray (SDSU) 6-3, 6-2

6. Toky Ranaivo (LMU) def. Judson Blair (SDSU) 6-3, 6-3


Order of finish: 5, 6, 1, 4*

*- match-clinching victory


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